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White Sox Minor League Update: July 24, 2018

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Alex Call hits a pair of homers in Barons victory; Dash comeback falls short

Answering the Call: Alex Call hit two important home runs to help the Barons pick up a win on Tuesday.
Birmingham Barons

Leading off: A video of Barons OF Ryan Cordell’s three-run homer from Monday’s game.



Birmingham Barons 6, Tennessee Smokies 4

Luis Alexander Basabe (.255): 1-for-3, 1 BB

Zack Collins (.246): 1-for-3, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Ryan Cordell (.375): 1-for-4, 1 R

Bryant Flete (.254): 3-for-4, 3B, 1 RBI, 2 R

Alex Call (.278): 3-for-4, 2 HR (4), 2B, 4 RBI ***MVP***

Brian Clark (4.56 ERA): 3 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

W: Jose Ruiz (3-1, 3.73 ERA), 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

S: Ryan Burr (2, 2.72 ERA), 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K

Trailing 3-2 in the seventh inning, Alex Call’s first home run of the game pulled the Barons even. Following a Joel Booker walk, Zack Collins belted a double off the left field wall to bring in Booker and give the Barons a 4-3 lead. Call wasn’t done, however; as he hit is second home run of the game (fourth of the season) in the eighth inning to extend the lead to 6-3. Call didn’t have the only three-hit night though, as Bryant Flete also had a trio of knocks including a triple. Flete drove in one run and scored two runs. Luis Basabe extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Starting pitcher Brian Clark departed in the fourth inning with a no-hitter intact. Closer Ryan Burr gave up one unearned run in the ninth inning, but still earned his second save of the season.


Frederick Keys 4, Winston-Salem Dash 3

Luis Gonzalez (.297): 1-for-5, 3B

Mitch Roman (.294): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB (15)

Gavin Sheets (.293): 2-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI

Yermin Mercedes (.284): 1-for-3, HR (8), 1 RBI, 1 BB ***MVP***

Ti’Quan Forbes (.280): 1-for-4, 1 R

Zach Remillard (.243): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 SB (5)

L: Luis Martinez (6-5, 4.48 ERA), 6 1/3 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Starting pitcher Luis Martinez pitched into the seventh inning, but he gave up four runs and the Dash couldn’t complete a comeback -- though they tried. Down to their final out, CF Luis Gonzalez roped a triple into right field, but Laz Rivera grounded out to shortstop to end the game. C Yermin Mercedes hit his eighth home run of the season, a solo blast in the second inning. Mitch Roman came through with a pair of hits, scored a run and stole his 15th base of the season. Also, Gavin Sheets stayed hot with two hits including a RBI double in the sixth inning. After that double, Sheets was hitting .359 AVG (46-for-128) with 11 doubles and 20 RBI since the All-Star break.



Great Falls Voyagers 6, Grand Junction Rockies 3

Travis Moniot (.225): 1-for-3, 3B, 2 R, 1 BB

Amado Nunez (.294): 3-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R

Adam McGinnis (.269): 2-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R

Alex Destino (.237): 1-for-4, HR (4), 3 RBI ***MVP***

Micah Coffey (.222): 1-for-4, 2B

Jhoandro Alfaro (.259): 1-for-4, HR (3), 1 RBI

Jonathan Stiever (3.18 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

W: Jack Maynard (2-1, 2.33 ERA), 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

S: Nick Johnson (2, 0.60 ERA), 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

The Voyagers fell behind early but used a four-run fourth inning -- which featured two home runs -- to prevail on Tuesday night. Alex Destino hit a three-run blast for his fourth home run of the season and Jhoandro Alfaro hit a solo homer for his third deep fly of the campaign in that fourth inning. The Voyagers have now hit eight home runs in this series against Grand Junction. Amado Nunez had a three-hit night including a double, drove in one run and scored one run. Jonathan Stiever started, but only lasted two innings allowing two runs. Jack Maynard earned the win, while Nick Johnson earned the save with two hitless innings pitched. Overall, Voyagers pitchers struck out 14 Rockies.


AZL Indians 18, AZL White Sox 3

Cabera Weaver (.240): 1-for-4, 3B, 1 R

Bryce Bush (.360): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R

Lency Delgado (.250): 1-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI

Anderson Comas (.306): 2-for-4

L: Hector Acosta (0-2, 13.50 ERA), 2/3 IP, 2 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Aaron Soto (9.00 ERA): 3 1/3 IP, 10 H, 11 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

This was really ugly, as starting pitcher Hector Acosta couldn’t make it out of the first inning and the AZL Indians held a 14-0 lead after two innings. Following Acosta, who gave up six runs in 2/3 of an inning, reliever Aaron Soto went 3 1/3 innings allowing 11 runs on 10 hits. AZL White Sox were down 17-0 when they finally dented the scoreboard with three runs in the sixth inning. SS Lency Delgado had the big hit of the inning with a two-run triple. Leadoff hitter CF Cabera Weaver also tripled and scored a run.


DSL White Sox 5, DSL Orioles 4

Harold Diaz (.286): 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (1)

Jorgen Rosas (.228): 1-for-5, 1 RBI

Ulises Martinez (.250): 4-for-4, 3B, 3 R ***CO-MVP***

Jerrick Francees (.250): 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Omar Martinez (.168): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R

W: Cristofer Melendez (2-3, 2.01 ERA), 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K ***CO-MVP***

S: Luis Nin (1, 1.04 ERA), 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

DSL White Sox offense finally showed signs of life, scoring five runs on 12 hits to defeat DSL Orioles on Tuesday. 1B Ulises Martinez led the offensive charge with a perfect day at the plate, for hits in for plate appearances with a triple and three runs scored. 2B Jerrick Francees contributed with a pair of hits and a pair of RBI. Leadoff hitter SS Harold Diaz reached base three times with a pair of hits, one walk, stole his first base of the season and drove in a run. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Cristofer Melendez continued his terrific DSL by dropping his ERA to 2.01 with seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just two hits while striking out eight.